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Mom forced to move seats at concert for breastfeeding
A California mother is fuming after she was escorted out of a concert.
She says she was forced out because she was breast-feeding her baby.
Authorities say they were worried about her children's safety.
Megan Christopherson says she was shocked and scared when a Chula Vista Police Officer ordered her and her daughters to move out of the pit area of a Brad Paisley concert.
"My child is absolutely sleeping and I'm getting escorted by police", says Christopherson in a video recorded as she was being told to move.
The video is causing outrage, because Christopherson says she was singled out for breast-feeding her four month old daughter, Gracie, who was strapped to her chest.
Christopherson adds, "it completely was a cop-out. They're trying to cover this up because they know they legally can't remove me for nursing".
She says that before she was confronted by the officer, she was approached by a woman from Elite Security.
"She said that there were complaints about me, and that I needed to stop, so I said I'll stop when my baby's done nursing".
The law says women can breast-feed anywhere in public that mothers are allowed to be.
"I'm shocked. I'm disgusted at our society that women are shamed into nursing in bathrooms or their cars, or feeding their baby a bottle only because they're scared to nurse in public", says Christopherson.
Chula Vista Police say the officer asked the mom to move her baby and her 8-year old daughter to different seats for the baby's own good.
In the video, the officer says, "the child doesn't have hearing protection on. The crowd is going to surge forward, where you're at you're gonna get crushed, so we're afraid of your child getting crushed and we're afraid of your child's ear drums being hurt".
Christopherson says she's not done taking her daughters to concerts, but she's done with Sleep Train Amphitheater.